Cricketer Richie Benaud Passes Away at Age of 84. Famous and Gentle man Cricketer Richie Benaud Passes Away at Age of 84 today at died in a Sydney hospice. He is very much famous Cricket guru Richie Benaud and being loved for his personalty and wit in the commentary box, while his ‘clean-shaven’ looks scored him a spot in some early television commercials. He was Suffering from Skin Cancer and was receiving the Treatment for the same. His family announced that he had died peacefully in his sleep,Reported by Channel Nine.
Richie Benaud Died at Sydney Hospice
According to smh, Benaud was an all-time great all-rounder cricketer, a crafty leg-spinner who captured 248 wickets in 63 Tests, an attacking lower-order batsman who hit one of the fastest Test centuries, a brilliant gully fielder with amazing reflexes and a crowd puller wherever he played. He was also a courageous and victorious leader of men, who lost neither a Test series nor his cool. He was the first cricketer to achieve the Test double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets and, as an all-rounder, ranks as one of the greatest.
He anchored the commentary team for the first summer of World Series Cricket in 1977-78 and in doing so laid the foundations of the TV icon he was to become., told news. yahoo.
Away from the microphone he played a crucial role in mentoring up-and-coming stars of Australian cricket such as Ian Chappell and Shane Warne, while also authoring 10 best-selling books, told news. yahoo.
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